The first table below looks at the demand for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 493 515 541
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +26
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 79 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.74% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 26 28
Average daily rate
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£401 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £39.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 76 £401 -2.90% 5
London +25 27 £450 +4.04% 2
South East -4 11 £399 -1.54%
York +9 7 £401 +10.48%
North Yorkshire +6 7 £401 +10.48%
Yorkshire -6 7 £401 +14.42%
East of England -26 5 £388 -6.06% 1
City of London +21 4 £395 -31.30% 2
Berkshire +3 4 £275 -30.37%
Surrey -6 3 £488 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £275 -
Watford - 2 £450 - 1
Scotland - 1 £245 - 1
Camberley - 1 £488 -
Reading - 1 - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 128 (97.71%) F5
2 107 (81.68%) Cisco
3 103 (78.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 99 (75.57%) Firewall
5 76 (58.02%) CheckPoint
6 66 (50.38%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (50.38%) Cisco ASA
7 65 (49.62%) Network Security
8 61 (46.56%) BIG-IP
9 60 (45.80%) CCNP
10 58 (44.27%) Blue Coat
11 49 (37.40%) Juniper
12 47 (35.88%) BGP
13 45 (34.35%) OSPF
13 45 (34.35%) DNS
14 34 (25.95%) WAN
14 34 (25.95%) Citrix
14 34 (25.95%) Load Balancing
15 33 (25.19%) DMVPN
15 33 (25.19%) NetScreen
16 32 (24.43%) CCSE
16 32 (24.43%) Linux
16 32 (24.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (24.43%) Cisco IOS
17 28 (21.37%) HP
18 27 (20.61%) VMware
18 27 (20.61%) E-Commerce
18 27 (20.61%) DHCP
18 27 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (20.61%) Infoblox

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.11%) Apache
1 8 (6.11%) IIS
2 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.58%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) nginx
3 2 (1.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.76%) MS Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 103 (78.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 99 (75.57%) Firewall
3 66 (50.38%) Cisco ASA
4 65 (49.62%) Network Security
5 61 (46.56%) BIG-IP
6 47 (35.88%) BGP
7 45 (34.35%) OSPF
7 45 (34.35%) DNS
8 34 (25.95%) WAN
9 33 (25.19%) DMVPN
9 33 (25.19%) NetScreen
10 32 (24.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (24.43%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (20.61%) DHCP
12 24 (18.32%) VPN
13 21 (16.03%) SSL
14 19 (14.50%) LAN
15 18 (13.74%) MPLS
16 13 (9.92%) IPsec
16 13 (9.92%) TCP/IP
General
1 14 (10.69%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.53%) Games
4 2 (1.53%) Retail
4 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Local Government
4 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (41.98%) Network Engineer
2 28 (21.37%) Network Specialist
2 28 (21.37%) Security Specialist
3 26 (19.85%) Network Security Specialist
4 18 (13.74%) Consultant
4 18 (13.74%) Security Engineer
5 17 (12.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (10.69%) Network Consultant
7 8 (6.11%) Design Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Network Support
7 8 (6.11%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Network Security Consultant
8 7 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.58%) Architect
10 5 (3.82%) Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) CSS
2 4 (3.05%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Fat Client
1 25 (19.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (1.53%) Online Games
2 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.53%) Online Banking
3 1 (0.76%) FMCG
3 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.76%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.43%) Linux
2 10 (7.63%) Windows
3 7 (5.34%) UNIX
4 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.53%) CentOS
5 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.95%) Load Balancing
2 27 (20.61%) E-Commerce
3 12 (9.16%) Network Design
4 11 (8.40%) Migration
4 11 (8.40%) Service Management
5 8 (6.11%) ITIL
5 8 (6.11%) Change Control
5 8 (6.11%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.34%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (5.34%) Identity Management
7 6 (4.58%) Network Management
8 5 (3.82%) Analytics
9 4 (3.05%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.05%) Change Management
9 4 (3.05%) DevOps
9 4 (3.05%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.05%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.29%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) C
2 6 (4.58%) Perl
3 4 (3.05%) Java
4 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (50.38%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (45.80%) CCNP
3 32 (24.43%) CCSE
4 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
5 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.16%) CCNA
7 6 (4.58%) Degree
8 5 (3.82%) HP ASE
8 5 (3.82%) ACSP
9 4 (3.05%) CCIE
9 4 (3.05%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.29%) CCDP
11 2 (1.53%) CISSP
12 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.76%) CCSP
12 1 (0.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.82%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (20.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.11%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (2.29%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 128 (97.71%) F5
2 107 (81.68%) Cisco
3 76 (58.02%) CheckPoint
4 58 (44.27%) Blue Coat
5 49 (37.40%) Juniper
6 34 (25.95%) Citrix
7 28 (21.37%) HP
8 27 (20.61%) VMware
8 27 (20.61%) Infoblox
9 25 (19.08%) Imperva
10 23 (17.56%) McAfee
11 13 (9.92%) TippingPoint
12 10 (7.63%) IronPort
13 9 (6.87%) Fortinet
14 7 (5.34%) Sourcefire
15 6 (4.58%) Oracle
15 6 (4.58%) Aruba
16 5 (3.82%) AirMagnet
16 5 (3.82%) Meraki
16 5 (3.82%) Nokia
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £260 - £290 per day
Posted: 20 days ago